|Tom Ferrero is a metal artist, painter, designer and teacher. He is also a recipient of a United States FULBRIGHT grant and is a two time, 1st Place, NICHE AWARD winner as well as a 1st place winner in the International SAUL BELL DESIGN competition. He serves as an Assistant Professor of Jewelry at NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, as the Department Head of a metal arts program at Camp Laurel in central Maine and has taught students ages 7 to 70 in metalsmithing, design, drawing, painting, sculpture and ceramic techniques.|
The Saul Bell Design Award is a chance for jewelers and artists to reach for greater heights of skill, knowledge and imagination as they conceive and execute a career-defining design. The best jewelers from around the world compete to be recognized for excellence in their field.
Click on the link for the MACE shown above to view images of the winning piece.
Copy and paste the link below into your browser to read an interview with Tom conducted by Marlene Richey.
|Join me for a 5 day silver casting workshop in beautiful Saint Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada. The workshop will explore a variety of basic casting techniques that will allow students to generate a wide range of interesting silver objects. Afterwards, participants will be guided through the design and construction process to turn their unique castings into wearable pendants, earrings, etc. |
This class is ideal for beginners and intermediate students but all are welcome. Visit Sunburyshores.org for more details and to sign up. August 15 - 19th 2016. 9am - 4pm. $495 Canadian dollars. Includes materials.
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